Vegetation Measurement and Monitoring

9.2 Additional Learning Resources

For further reading and learning materials on vegetation inventory and monitoring topics, explore the following material:


Reading Resources

The following reading materials discuss general and in-depth monitoring concepts and practices. Click the link to read the following materials.

 
Measuring and Monitoring Plant Populations

Elzinga, C.L., D.W. Salzer and J.W. Willoughby. 1998. Measuring and Monitoring Plant Populations. Technical Reference 1730-1. Bureau of Land Management. Denver, Colorado. USDI, BLM

 
Monitoring Manual: Volume 1

Herrick, J.E., J.W. Van Zee, K.M. Havstad, L.M. Burkett and W.G. Whitford. 2009a. Monitoring manual for grassland, shrubland and savanna ecosystems. Volume I: Quick Start. Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press.

 
Monitoring Manual: Volume 2

Herrick, J.E., J.W. Van Zee, K.M. Havstad, L.M. Burkett and W.G. Whitford. 2009b. Monitoring manual for grassland, shrubland and savanna ecosystems. Volume 2: Design, supplementary methods and interpretation. Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press.

 
Sampling Vegetation Attributes

Coulloudon, B., K. Eshelman, J. Gianola, N. Habrich, L. Hughes, et al. 1996. Sampling Vegetation Attributes. Denver, Colorado: United States Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Land Management, National Business Center.

 
Measurements for Terrestrial Vegetation

Bonham, C.D. 1989. Measurements for terrestrial vegetation. John Wiley & Son, New York, NY. pp 49-88.

 
Range Research: Basic Problems and Techniques

Cook, C.W., and J. Stubbendieck. (eds). 1986. Range research: Basic problems and techniques. Society for Range Management, Denver, CO. pp 215-216.


Web Resources

The University of Arizona provides an excellent online resource with information about sampling and vegetation measurements for inventory and monitoring.
 

The LandscapeToolbox is a useful site for finding tools and methods for effective rangeland management, such as vegetation structure- cover pole method, cover board method, and visual obstruction method- robel pole.